Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area

Saturday, December 3, 2005
San Francisco State University

See Bamba flyer here and download its print version here

And here is the Bamba poster and its downloadable print version

The first BaMBA will take place at San Francisco State University on Saturday December 3, 2005. The talks will be from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in SCI 201 (Science Building ) followed by a dinner. If you have questions you can contact the local organizers Javier Arsuaga , Serkan Hosten , Bernd Sturmfels , and Mariel Vazquez .

BaMBA is sponsored by the SFSU Mathematics Department, the Center for Computing for Life Sciences, NIH MBRS-SCORE grant, and College of Science and Engineering.

There will not be any registration fee, but ALL participants are kindly requested to send a message to if planning to attend.

Dinner will be sponsored by CCLS but seats are limited, please confirm your attendance before Nov.30th by sending e-mail to

BaMBA is a one-day meeting aimed at creating a fairly informal atmosphere to explore the role of mathematics, statistics, and computer science in modern biology. Going beyond traditional applied mathematics it will include algebraic, topological, statistical and computational methods. To encourage further dialogue between people from different disciplines we will organize a dinner at a nearby restaurant. We expect everyone to join us for the dinner following the talks.


Lunch and dinner will be free. Please note that seats for dinner are limited and we need a head-count by November 30th.

Directions : You can find the driving and BART directions to the SFSU campus here. If you are driving we suggest that you follow the directions to the Parking Lot 19. If you are taking the BART, the bus from Daily City Station to the campus will drop you off at the corner of Holloway and 19th Avenue. Please check the map here and orient yourself.